BAU [SPIEL] HAUS
The Bauhaus school used the human urge to play as an engine to drive development and design. Bauhaus masters like Walter Gropius and Johannes Itten already recognized the farreaching social and artistic potential of play, as implemented for example, by the Bauhaus student Alma Siedhoff-Buscher
in her poly-functional playroom. The inclusion of concepts of play and playfulness in artistic development, a time-tested approach that was specifi c to the Bauhaus, is the focus of this major exhibition, which also looks at precursors and explores
the ways the Bauhaus legacy is being passed on via the present to the future. Progressive teaching theories from the nine teenth century are juxtaposed with modern-day equivalents; Friedrich Fröbel’s “Play Gifts” meet with LEGO®
Architecture and Silicon Valley creative laboratories. The exhibition features over one hundred works from over one hundred years, from historical to contemporary.
With works by artists including Friedrich Fröbel, Maria Montessori, Gustav und Otto Lilienthal, Lyonel Feininger, Hermann Finsterlin, Johannes Itten, Oskar Schlemmer, Anni Albers, Ludwig Hirschfeld Mack, Alma Siedhoff-Buscher,
Georg Weidenbacher, Max Bill, Hans Gugelot, Hans Brockhage, Renate Müller, Laurie Simmons, Liam Gillick, Olaf Nicolai, Yto Barrada, Goshka Macuga, Eva Grubinger and Thomas Hawranke.
Prof. Dr. Thomas Hensel, Hochschule Pforzheim
Dr. Robert Eikmeyer, Hochschule Pforzheim
Display by Liam Gillick
Tue–Sun 10am – 6 pm | Thu 10 am – 8pm | Mon closed
Collection 5 Euro | concessions 4 Euro | Sundays 1 Euro
Exhibition (incl. collection) 7 Euro | concessions 6 Euro
Children and young people under 18 years: free.
This exhibition project is funded by Germany’s Federal Cultural Foundation.
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